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Coach Andy Robinson has instead opted to keep faith with the Glasgow No.10 but Steadman was quick to warn Jackson his faith wasn’t blind.
“I think it was the right decision to give Jacko a start and the fact he didn’t play to his best last week I think it’s important that he gets another chance,” said Steadman.
“I think it would have been wrong of us to have said ‘right, you’ve had your full cap’, it didn’t work out the way we’d like in all aspects of his game, because he was guilty of four missed tackles one on one, three on front-line defence, which at this level is not acceptable, because when you’re on the back foot and the opposition have got the momentum it can pose a lot of problems.
“Fortunately for us, the scramble defence off the back of those misses was quality. So Jacko knows himself that he’s got to step up this weekend in defence and I’m sure he will, because we can’t afford for players either side of Jacko to be worried about what he’s going to do.
“So I’ve got every confidence in him and that’s why I’ve backed him to do a job this week.”